Scores

Final

Monmouth 48

(5-4, 4-2 Big South)

St Francis (PA) 45

(2-8, 1-6 NEC)

1:00 PM ET, November 5, 2011

DeGol Field, Loretto, PA

1 2 3 4 T
MONM 6 21 14 748
SFU 10 7 21 745

Top Performers

Passing: C. Peterson (MONM) - 316 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Harbridge (SFU) - 29 CAR, 197 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: N. Sterling (MONM) - 4 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Monmouth (NJ) 48, St. Francis (Pa.) 45

Associated Press

LORETTO, Pa. -- Julian Hayes rushed for four touchdowns, including the game-winner with 7:26 left, to seal a Monmouth (N.J.) 48-45 win over St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday.

Hayes, who rushed for 128 yards on 26 carries for the game, ran in from 7 yards out for the final margin with less than eight minutes left.

The Hawks (5-4, 4-2 Northeast Conference) defense stepped up from there in the game's final five minutes with a blocked field goal attempt and an interception by Patrick Gray of a John Kelly pass on the Red Flash's final possession.

Craig Peterson was 20 of 29 with 316 yards passing, two touchdowns and an interception for Monmouth.

Kyle Harbridge rushed for 197 yards with three touchdowns on 29 carries for St. Francis (2-8, 1-6).

The Red Flash outgained the Hawks 489-466 on offense, but turned the ball over twice compared to just one for Monmouth.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
SFU
1st Downs2622
Total Yards466489
Passing316194
Rushing150295
Penalties3-207-45
3rd Down Conversions8-1210-16
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers12
Possession31:3828:22

Passing Leaders

MonmouthC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Peterson20/2931610.921
St. Francis UC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kelly17/301946.511

Rushing Leaders

MonmouthCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes261284.9426
Roberts4256.3013
St. Francis UCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harbridge291976.8378
Kelly67813.0122

Receiving Leaders

MonmouthRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sterling48721.8158
Roberts58216.4144
St. Francis URECYDSAVGTDLG
Novicki56613.2019
Alexander23316.5124

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMONMSFU
TD09:56Kyle Harbridge 5 Yd Run (Josh Thiel Kick) 07
TD05:26Julian Hayes 3 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 67
FG01:25Josh Thiel 47 Yd 610
SECOND QUARTERMONMSFU
TD12:37Julian Hayes 2 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 1310
TD04:55Tristan Roberts 12 Yd Pass From Craig Peterson (Eric Spillane Kick) 2010
TD02:01Neal Sterling 58 Yd Pass From Craig Peterson (Eric Spillane Kick) 2710
TD00:21Kyle Harbridge 2 Yd Run (Josh Thiel Kick) 2717
THIRD QUARTERMONMSFU
TD12:40Kyle Harbridge 78 Yd Run (Josh Thiel Kick) 2724
TD07:47Mitchell Pollard 52 Yd Punt Return (Eric Spillane Kick) 3424
TD05:13Keion Wade 10 Yd Run (Josh Thiel Kick) 3431
TD02:37Julian Hayes 26 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 4131
TD00:00John Kelly 16 Yd Run (Josh Thiel Kick) 4138
FOURTH QUARTERMONMSFU
TD12:44A.J. Alexander 24 Yd Pass From John Kelly (Josh Thiel Kick) 4145
TD07:26Julian Hayes 7 Yd Run (Eric Spillane Kick) 4845